Jefferson University Hospitals

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), normal breathing and daily activities can be difficult because air flow is being blocked in your lungs. Risk for COPD is increased if you:

  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Have been exposed to secondhand smoke over a period of time
  • Have frequent respiratory infections

Although damage from COPD can be permanent and irreversible, Jefferson pulmonologists, physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine doctors) and therapists can work with you to deliver comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services.

Rated High Performing for Pulmonology and Rehabilitation Medicine by U.S.News & World Report, you can be sure you will receive the best care possible at Jefferson, whether it is medication, nutritional counseling, smoking cessation, rehabilitation or a combination of treatments.